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1. (WO2017153985) DIGITAL BEAM FORMING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153985    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2017/050280
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04B 7/005
H04B 17/11
H01Q 1/00
Applicants: SATIXFY UK LIMITED
Inventors: RAINISH, Doron
FREEDMAN, Avraham
GOBERMAN, Dotan
GAT, Yoel
BENVENISTI, Leon
Title: DIGITAL BEAM FORMING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A novel digital baseband beam forming system is disclosed including a plurality of digital baseband beam forming channels configured and operable for connecting via channel ports to a plurality of antenna channels associated with respective antenna elements for at least one of transmitting and receiving through the plurality of antenna elements one or more waveform signals encoding data streams. The digital baseband beam forming channels are configured and operable to apply at least one of phase and time delays of selective magnitudes to baseband signals associated with data streams encoding the waveform signals transmitted and/or received by the plurality of antenna elements, thereby beamforming said waveform signals to produce, by said waveforms, one or more data encoded beams associated with respective directions of propagation and encoding said data streams respectively. The digital baseband beam forming system may be implemented in chip (e.g. Silicon chip) and may be configured and operable for constructing scalable array comprising a plurality of such beamforming chips connectable to a respective group of antenna elements of an antenna array for carrying out at least one of transmitting and receiving beam formed waveform signals by the respective group of antenna elements.